Sport Giancarlo Stanton 'running the show' on any potential trades

19:06  14 november  2017
19:06  14 november  2017 Source:   latimes.com

Report: Cardinals plan to talk to Marlins about Stanton, Yelich

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When and if it comes to trading Giancarlo Stanton -- to St . Louis, to San Francisco, to Boston, to Philadelphia, or to wherever -- the decision will ultimately rest on his broad shoulders.

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a crowd of people watching a baseball game: The Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton at bat in the last game of the season against the Atlanta Braves as Stanton attempted to tie Babe Ruth's season home run record on October 1, 2017, at Marlins Park in Miami.© CARL JUSTE/Miami Herald/TNS The Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton at bat in the last game of the season against the Atlanta Braves as Stanton attempted to tie Babe Ruth's season home run record on October 1, 2017, at Marlins Park in Miami.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Does he prefer the Golden Gate Bridge over the Green Monster and Gateway Arch? Does he fancy toasted ravioli over clam chowder and cheesesteak sandwiches?

When and if it comes to trading Giancarlo Stanton - to St. Louis, to San Francisco, to Boston, to Philadelphia, or to wherever - the decision will ultimately rest on his broad shoulders.

The full no-trade provision in Stanton's contract gives him final say on whatever deal the Marlins are able to work out for him, veto power that puts him in the drivers' seat.

Report: Cardinals plan to talk to Marlins about Stanton, Yelich

  Report: Cardinals plan to talk to Marlins about Stanton, Yelich The St. Louis Cardinals will reportedly make adding a quality outfielder a key part of their offseason agenda. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals will be in search of a middle-of-the-order hitter who will slot into the outfield. With the team unwilling to pay big bucks and compete in free agency for slugger J.D. Martinez, they are more likely to seek talks with the Miami Marlins, who are likely to make at least one of Giancarlo Stanton or Christian Yelich available. The Cardinals will also be in the market for one of the many late-inning relievers available, with closer Greg Holland at the top of their list. It looks like it’s going to be a big offseason in St. Louis, as the team has been linked to another big bat as well — though perhaps a less attainable one. It’s clear that missing the playoffs for two seasons in a row has not sat well with them.

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"He's got complete power," said a former front-office executive. "Giancarlo's running the show."

Hypothetically, the Marlins could receive four trade offers and Stanton might only accept the one that provides the worst return. Or he could refuse to go anywhere else, choosing instead to remain in Miami and luxuriate in the three-story penthouse he bought there recently.

"I'd say that's definitely a possibility," Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said. "That's why I don't like to comment on rumors because you never know how things are going to play out."

Hill said the Marlins have an idea of which teams Stanton would accept in a trade.

"I do have a sense, and we'll keep that internal, and at the appropriate time we'll discuss whatever we need to discuss," Hill said.

Report: Marlins would like to trade Stanton to Cardinals

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It's all part of the challenge the Marlins have in trying to trade their elite slugger, who led the Majors with 59 home runs last season but comes with a hefty price tag, a $295 million contract most teams are unwilling to touch.

"No-trade clauses are fun the day you sign them," the former executive said. "But then things like this happen and you're, 'Oh (expletive).'"

For years, the Marlins had a standing policy of not granting no-trade protection to any players signed to long-term deals. Mark Buehrle and Jose Reyes wanted no-trade wording put into their contracts when they signed with Miami in 2011, and the Marlins refused with each.

After one season in Miami, both were traded.

It became a challenge for the Marlins to deal former catcher Charles Johnson to the Rockies in 2002, all because Johnson had full no-trade rights built into his contract. Johnson refused to agree to the trade at first and waived his rights only after the Marlins offered to give him an extra $1 million to leave.

Report: Stanton may be unimpressed by potential landing spots

  Report: Stanton may be unimpressed by potential landing spots Any potential trade for Giancarlo Stanton won't come down to what the Miami Marlins want. Though a report Friday from MLB Network's Jon Morosi singled out the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, and Boston Red Sox as four teams who have held preliminary talks about acquiring the Marlins slugger, any potential swap would require Stanton to waive his full no-trade clause.

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But the Marlins, in order to sign Stanton in 2014, caved in on his demands and gave him no-trade protection.

"We were trying to sign the player and felt that was the best way to make that happen," Hill said. "Ultimately, we felt comfortable enough to make the deal and made the deal."

Now the Marlins, who are trying to cut payroll to about $90 million next season, could have trouble not only finding another team willing to take on all or most of Stanton's future salary, but also finding one to his liking.

The Cardinals and Giants are thought to be most interested in Stanton. Philadelphia is considered a long shot among teams most often linked to him, as the Phillies are in rebuilding mode and Stanton would prefer to play for a winner.

But does he want to play in either St. Louis or San Francisco? Or Boston?

That decision is Stanton's, and Stanton's alone.

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